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美国梦与中国梦
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课程名称:(中英文)美国梦与中国梦中英双语)

     The American Dream and the Chinese Dream (Bilingual)

 

所属课程组2-1(中国文化相关)2-2(国外文化相关)2-3(对“梦”作为社会架构的认识和读解/阐释)

课程编码CLA1300A

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课内学时48

授课对象ELC 2

 

课程目标

       To introduce to students the concept of social constructionism, thereby enabling them to move beyond viewing the mythical meta-narratives such as “the American Dream” and “the Chinese Dream” as essentialized ideals but as cultural arenas where different discourses and ideologies compete for legitimacy and hegemony.

To familiarize students with various cultural categories which can be used as analytic frames in interpreting various forms of representation of the Dreams.

To help students become aware of the cultural assumptions and ideologies underlying the construction and discussion of the meta Dreams that may promote opportunities for emancipation and improvement in certain ways while sustain and perpetuate social inequality and oppression in other ways.

To equip students with the above mentioned or implied conceptual tools and analytical skills, with which they can examine others’ and their own ideas and assumptions, and consciously challenge and unlearn certain conventional thinking models and rules as well as actively participate in creating new models and rules through their academic and social work.

To provide a general framework and concrete exercises for students to learn to conduct what may be termed as the critical comparative analysis that undermines the conventional comparative approach which often essentializes differences between cultures, and that dismantles the binary oppositional model which often accompanies such practices, and in the process help students acquire sensitivity, capability and habit necessary for their continuous endeavor.

 

教学方法The course is designed and to be conducted in a Hybrid Learning mode, which combines in-class and outside-class, online and offline learning with conventional and multi-media resources. Classes are organized in seminar style including short interactive multi-media lectures, small group and class level discussions, and individual or small group multi-media presentations, etc. Outside-class learning includes reading assignments, internet-based research, online forum discussions, reflection papers, and other homework assignments.

 

考核方式Attendance and Assignments 50%, Final Project or Exam 50%

 

教材和教学参考书

A compendium will be compiled with excerpts from the following sources.

J. Emmett Winn, The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007).

Jim Cullen, The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Kathryn Hume, American Dream, American Nightmare: Fiction Since 1960 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Helen Zia, Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000).

Jeffrey Louis Decker, Made in America: Self-Styled Success from Horatio Alger to Oprah Winfrey (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997).

Jennifer L. Hochschild, Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995).

Elizabeth G. Traube, Dreaming Identities: Class, Gender, and Generation in 1980s Hollywood Movies (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992).

Ruth Sidel, On Her Own: Growing Up in the Shadow of the American Dream (New York: Viking Penguin, 1990).

Harvey Holtz, ed., Education and the American Dream: Conservatives, Liberals and Radicals Debate the Future of Education (Critical Studies in Education Series) (Bergin & Garvey, 1988).

乐黛云 美国梦·欧洲梦·中国梦 社会科学》2007年第9

梁仁 著《中国梦:关于一个情结的沉思和拷问》郑州:中原出版传媒集团,中原农民出版社,2008

张爱平 《美国梦 中国情》北京:中国文联出版公司,1997

习近平《在十二届全国人大一次会议闭幕会上的讲话》2013317

MarsNeville and Adrian HornsbyThe Chinese Dream: a Society Under Construction, 010 Publishers, 2008.

Studwell, Joe, The China Dream: The Quest for the Last Great Untapped Market on Earth, Grove, 2003.

Wang, Helen, The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World's Largest Middle Class (2010)

Rifkin, Jeremy. The European Dream: How Europe’s Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream. New York: Penguin, 2004.

* Course arrangement and materials are subject to change.

其他学习资源Listed in the Weekly Schedule

课程内容纲要

Week 1. Introduction

  Film:  Rocky (1976) 洛奇》 ()

  Reading: Course Syllabus

  In-class Assignment: identifying learning goals; your understanding of the A&C Dreams and expected outcomes for the course

 

Week 2.  A Better Life for All in America

  Film:  Rocky (1976) 洛奇》(下)

  Reading: The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776.

 

Week 3. Equal Opportunity 机会平等

  Film:  Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 《迪先生城》

  Reading: Skandalaris and Clark, The Evolution of the American Dream, 2011, pp1-6 + the Contents/.

 

Week 4. Work Ethic and Meritocracy 工作 能者居上/功行

  Film:  Wall Street (1987) 华尔街》

  Reading: 袁雪生 《《富克林自》与美国精神》78-93159-171

 

Week 5. Success and Social Mobility 成功与社会阶层

  Film:  Erin Brockovich (2000) 《永不妥

  Reading: Hochschild, “Chapter 1, What Is the American Dream,” pp. 15-25.

 

Week 6. Happiness 幸福

  Film:  The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) 《一灰衣万情》

  Reading: Hochschild, “Chapter 1, What Is the American Dream,” pp. 26-38.

 

Week 7. The American Dream for Minorities 少数族裔/势团

  Film:  Freedom Writers (2007) 《自由作家之街

Reading: 法春美国黑人文学美国梦的双重心《天津外院学2003

 

Week 8. The American Dream and Gender 社会性

  Film:  A League of Their Own (1992) 《女子棒球/盟》

  Reading:  Sidel, “Introduction,” pp. 1-11.

 

Week 9. Chinese Americans’ Dream 裔美国梦

  Film:  The Joy Luck Club (2001)

  Reading: Zia, “Living Our Dreams,” pp. 311-320

  Assignment: Recommend 1-3 Film/TV/Play/Other materials for the following weeks’ themes concerning the Chinese Dream, and give brief explanation.

此后各周有关中国梦的主题选1-3个影等作品,并其相关性作明。

 

Week 10. Review: How the Dreams are Defined, and Socially Constructed

 

Week 11. Creation of the Chinese Dream: The Nation’s Dream中国梦的:民族之梦

Reading: 梁仁《中国梦:关于一个情的沉思和拷200866-83中国梦与和社会研;吴建民我有一个中国梦;习近平:十二届全国人大一次会议闭幕会讲话

  Student Presentation: the Selected Media Text for the Nation’s Dream/民族之梦相关作品

 

 

Week 12. Individuals’ Dream 个人的梦

Reading:“我的中国梦征文大06:刘仁志梦想在祖国实现;云言“‘美式中国梦’”

  Student Presentation: the Selected Media Text for the Individual Dream/个人之梦相关作品

 

Week 13. Dream of Business Opportunities 梦的商机

  Reading: 民生行:我的梦想2009;戚永日系轿车的中国梦

  Student Presentation: the Selected Media Text for the Dream of Business Opportunities/梦的商机相关作品

 

Week 14. Going Abroad 出国

  Reading: 张爱平《美国梦 中国情》1997去与留12-71

  Student Presentation: the Selected Media Text for the Dream of Going Abroad/出国寻梦相关作品

 

Week 15. Coming to China “老外的中国梦

  Reading: “老外的中国梦《中国网》

  Student Presentation: the Selected Media Text for the Dream of Coming to China/“老外的中国梦相关作品

 

Week 16. The Multiple Dreams 多元之梦

  Reading: 黛云美国梦 欧洲梦 中国梦《社会科学》07; 宏大叙事与边缘话语

  Student Presentation: the Selected Media Text for the Multiple Dreams/多元之梦相关作品

 

 

 

 

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